Kata Temple

Kata Temple, Wat Kattisangkaram, Phuket

Visitors to Kata Beach would be well advised to take some time off from the beach and stop in at the local temple. The temple itself is in immaculate condition, as the monks who live there maintain it constantly, keeping everything looking great. Temples in Phuket are very well taken care of by the monks.

The temple is not all that popular with tourists, which in many ways makes the experience all the more rewarding, as the large crowds at the more popular temples can make the whole thing feel too touristy. For those staying near Kata Beach, the temple is only a kilometre away from the water.

Kata Temple Phuket

Kata Temple

The temple itself is in immaculate condition, as the monks who live there maintain it constantly, keeping everything looking great. Temples in Phuket are very well taken care of by the monks.

The temple is not all that popular with tourists, which in many ways makes the experience all the more rewarding, as the large crowds at the more popular temples can make the whole thing feel too touristy. For those staying near Kata Beach, the temple is only a kilometre away from the water.

Known to locals as Wat Kattisangkaram, the temple was recently renovated meaning that it's prominent red, yellow and orange colors really stand out now. The ornate decoration, particularly on the various statues dotted around and on the roof of the main temple complex glisten brilliantly in the sun. The overall renovation process also improved the whole visiting experience, such as modernized onsite parking and services. Just behind the temple is 'Kata Big Rock' which you can clamber over. There's also, perhaps curiously, a swimming pool here in which scuba divers use to train in.

Entrance to Kata Temple is free for all, but most people choose to make a small donation which goes straight to fund the temple's upkeep, or to help support the monks that live within the temple grounds. 

Wat Kattisangkaram Phuket

The temple visit will probably take an hour of your time - an hour well spent that is. If one temple is not enough, Karan Temple is just a few minutes’ drive away together with the beautiful Karon Beach.

Other Activities near Kata Temple

As you're in the area and perhaps looking for something else to do, there's is a great viewpoint very close to the temple on the hill between Kata and Rawai. From the top, you can see right across the adjacent bay and onwards across the Phuket jungle canapé.

Dino Miniature Golf Park

The kids, and probably yourselves, might also be interested in a visit to the nearby Dino Miniature Golf Park. Having ticked off your cultural activity for the day at Kata Temple, you can indulge yourselves in some guilt-free fun and downright silliness at this odd, but loveable park. It's basically mini golf but with big model dinosaurs scattered about the course. Why? We don't know. Will you leave with a great big smile? Most definitely! You can play across of total of 18 holes - each as challenging as the next with jumps, pipes, swings and those giant prehistoric reptiles trying their best to get in the way. The park also does excellent food and drinks for those inevitably hungry stomachs after a long day spent in Kata. Find Dino Land right next to Marina Phuket Resort.

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